During the Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, the term “Aztlán became popular as a way of referring to the American Southwest. Many Chicano artists adopted the term in their art works. Artists Gilbert Lujan, Ester Hernandez, Amalia Meza-Bains, Zarco Guerrero and Jose Montoya explain why the term “Aztlán” was so important for them.

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